News and events

The 5-11 October marks Challenge Poverty Week, which aims to raise a unified voice against poverty and show that we all want to live in a more just and equal Scotland. It also builds awareness and support for solutions to poverty, and aspires to …

The Scottish Government has announced that the health and social care sector will receive £1.1 billion in additional funding to support its work through Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

The funding will be allocated to NHS Boards and Health and…

Want to make a difference to social services in Scotland?

We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for using their knowledge and skills to improve services and generate and translate evidence. In the role of Project Manager (…

Today, we launch a course that explores how you can work together as a mixed group of decision makers, staff members, and people with lived experience, when it is not practical for you to all be in the same room.

It will help you create a…

The Programme for Government 2020/21 commits to:

A national mission to create new jobs, good jobs and green jobs - with a particular focus on our young people, supporting retraining and investing in our Green New Deal to tackle climate…

We're pleased to announce our annual activity review for 2019–20, which summarises our work over the year, and the difference that we've made to social services in Scotland.

Go to the 2019–20 Iriss activity review.

About the event

On 11 March 2020, over 100 social workers came together in Dumfries to celebrate rural social work, share good practice and understand how it is distinct and different to practice in urban settings, as well as what it can offer…

The Scottish Government’s response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence on the UK Shortage Occupation List (SOL) highlights that the social work and residential care sectors are heavily reliant on migrants, with almost 10% of…

The University of Edinburgh and partners are currently conducting research into the psychological impact that lockdown restrictions have had on the families of care home residents.

If you have been impacted, or if you know others who have…

A new online tool is available to help support people experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse. Produced for professionals in the housing, social work, health and education sectors, the resource aims to improve understanding of coercive…